I am honored to serve as the President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Our chapter has a long history of amazing leaders who have elevated our chapter work and provided tremendous opportunities to advocate for children and for the profession of pediatrics. Most of us went into pediatrics with a passion for, and dedication to, the children of our communities. While health care is in the midst of change, if we work collaboratively and keep our focus on what is right for children, collectively we have the potential to steer this change into a positive direction for our patients and our practices. We are fortunate to work with an awesome staff and many, many colleagues and organizations with like-minded principles.
The future of pediatricians and the children we are privileged to care for, depend on us to speak up and give them a voice. Please join me and the rest of the PA AAP Board in seizing the opportunity to make a difference for Pennsylvania families.
Denise Salerno, MD, FAAP